Wine Travel

3 Things To Try In Napa Valley Besides Wine

Wine country offers other drinks — and eats, too
Nov 11, 2014 3:00 pm

Travelers head to Napa Valley primarily for one purpose: wine. Even some Old World partisans who previously dismissed the region's gulpable goods are now changing their tune about the level of quality coming out of California today. So, yeah, you're going to be sipping some luscious liquids when you visit. But, what to do in between tastings? Here are some suggestions.

Hold The Spit Take! There's Actually Some Good Wines Being Produced In Mexico.

Wait, the land of tacos and tequila? Read on.
Feb 20, 2014 1:00 pm

When most of us think of “drinking Mexican,” we imagine ourselves sipping a refreshing margarita. Or maybe even an exotic mezcal. But Mexico’s wine producers want to remind us that they have been around for a very long time. After several generations of big, hot, brash wines, a new generation of producers is ready to show that they can make elegant world-class vino. Read on.

The 6 Sicilian Wines You Need To Be Drinking Right Now. Really? Really.

A world apart from Super Tuscans and Barolos. OK!
Jan 2, 2013 3:01 pm

To say that the north and the south in Italy don’t always get along is an understatement. And the very south, Sicily, is sometimes seen as a separate nation altogether. Unsurprisingly, its wines are unlike many of Italy’s most iconic wines.

Meet The Kopf Kids, The Future Wine Experts Of America

A wined-up scholarship for culinary students
Dec 17, 2012 2:01 pm

Cooking school is no picnic. It’s expensive, arduous and in no way guarantees you a job upon graduation – at least not in a professional kitchen. For six lucky students each year, a focus on wine pays off. The Kopf Scholarship, sponsored by Kobrand Wine & Spirits, is awarded to students who show passion and promise in the world of wine.

Basque Case: Txakoli Wines Are Ideal Sippers For This Time Of Year

"Fizzy" wines hard to pronounce, easy to drink
Dec 12, 2012 3:01 pm

One of the things Basque Country is best known for is the light, fizzy, low-alcohol wine called txakoli (pronounced cha-koh-lee) or txakolina, depending on the label. The wines have been characterized as the ideal summer sippers, but are also perfect for this time of year.

Top 5: Where To Drink When You're Sick Of Wine In The Napa Valley

Wine country just got a shot in the arm
Oct 22, 2012 2:40 pm

There are plenty of spots to get a good glass of wine in the Napa Valley. That’s what wine country is for, right? But you can only swallow so much of the stuff before you start to crave a beer… or something stronger. Lucky you: a growing number of bars specializing in non-oenophilic pleasures is cropping up in California’s most famous wine valley.

When Wine Bloggers Make Wine, Things Get Interesting. Well, Dirty And Rowdy.

A California winery that sure ain't clean cut
Oct 10, 2012 2:01 pm

There was once a food blogger who went by the handle "Rowdy." One day, he met a wine blogger who went by the name "Dirty." The two became friends, then best friends and, eventually, business partners in a venture that has certain wine folk chattering. Dirty & Rowdy Family Winery makes unusual, exciting wines. How, you ask?

In Sonoma, Biodynamics In Action At Quivira

A winery with chickens, bees and a lot of passion
Jul 17, 2012 4:01 pm

In Sonoma, Quivira Vineyard & Winery is powered by solar energy, has its own chicken coop, Jersey cows. It's a very different kind of winery.

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